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Freight Shipping To Destinations With Special Requirements

Shipping destinations can be as distinct as the freight heading to them. Freight shipping to your buyer is a commercial enterprise designed to take place from loading dock to loading dock—that is, if there’s a loading dock available upon delivery. Some delivery locations have special requirements that need more than the zip code alone, and […]

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4 Measurements of Freight Broker Effectiveness in 2018

Years from now, 2018 may become known as The Year of the Freight Broker.  Here’s why. There is a capacity shortage in the freight shipping industry. Trucks and drivers are in short supply, loads take longer to deliver and the law of supply and demand has dictated that prices be raised. As a result, more […]

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Expert of the Month: Theresa Williams, LTL Sales Manager

Have you ever wanted to get away from it all? Of course you have. Most of us dream about unloading our cares and taking time to enjoy life to the fullest. While most of us only dream about it, Theresa Williams has actually done it. For Theresa’s mid-life adventure (she doesn’t use the word “crisis”), […]

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How To Ship Large Items

What’s A “Large Item”? In the shipping world, “large items” is a broad term. In fact, there is no standard for what qualifies as a large item. Largeness is in the eyes of the shipper. What exactly are you shipping? An ACME anvil? Maybe 14 pallets of shrink wrapped, definitely haunted dolls? Or, is it […]

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Expert of the Month: Jamie Smith, Director of Logistics

July 5, 2018 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

This is the first in our new “Expert of the Month” series, where you’ll hear directly from a FreightCenter shipping expert. While some freight brokers view the current lack of Truckload capacity as a reason to complain about industry conditions and even to take advantage of independent truck operators, FreightCenter has taken a different approach […]

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U.S. Freight Shipping Infrastructure Caught In Steep Decline

June 6, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

In 2016, wasted time and fuel cost the trucking industry $50 billion dollars, which affected the whole economy with increased delays and caused a surge in the price of everyday products. This was due largely in part to the state of the nation’s infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers, or ASCE, projects that by […]

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Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy and Liquidation: Two Years Later

The Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy in August of 2016 sent waves through the shipping industry after their primary creditor, Korean Development Bank, refused to restructure their loans. The bankruptcy (and subsequent liquidation) was seen as a way for the country to consolidate their shipping into a single firm, as KBD was also a financier to their […]

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Make Your Supply Chain 20 Times Greener

Earth Day is Sunday and we’re trying harder than ever to retrace our carbon footprints so we can learn to do better. The U.S. logistics industry is a tremendously important part of the economy. Consumer demand means freight is always on the move, and that, naturally, leads to more energy demand and fuel consumption. We […]

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A Trucking Term Trio: Headhaul, Backhaul, and Deadhead

February 5, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

Time for a pop quiz, team! In one of our recent blog posts, Shipping Shoptalk, we laid out lingo popular in freight industry circles, and now we’d like to revisit two and add a third to your growing repertoire. Do you remember what backhauls and headhauls are? Extra credit for those who know what a deadhead is. There’s […]

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Shipping Shoptalk:

January 26, 2018 | By Mikayla Avila Vila | Under | No Comments

Every industry has shoptalk, and in logistics, we love our lingo (especially acronyms—BOLs, FOBs, NOIs, oh my!). Unfortunately, if you’re not in the know it’s easy to get lost in the weeds, so we’ve compiled a list of frequently misunderstood freight terms in order to untangle the jargon. Whether you’re new to shipping and need […]

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